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Instructor Sarah Goldfarb Expository Writing Section LH September 24 th , 2009 Topic Sentences Worksheet 1. Place your thesis statement at the top of a sheet of paper. Then, using the quotes that you have chosen for each body paragraph, formulate three topic sentences and reconstruct your body paragraphs. A. All of the quotes in each body paragraph should support (“prove”) the topic sentence of that paragraph. B. You should explain and analyze each quote after you introduce it, and this explanation should be related to and expanding on the topic sentence of the paragraph. C. At the end of each paragraph, make sure you have a concluding and
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Unformatted text preview: transitioning sentence which both wraps up the points you have presented in your paragraph (not just restates the topic sentence), and which leads into or hints at your topic sentence for the next paragraph. 2. Exchange your completed work with another person. When you receive that other person’s work, comment directly on their paper as to how well they achieved the above goals. Suggest any improvements the other person could make in their topic sentences and in how well the topic sentences accomplish the expansion and complication of the thesis statement....
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